Compassionate Appointments in Government are regulated as per instructions issued by Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 14014/6/94-Estt.(D) dated 09.10.1998 as amended from time to time. All these instructions have been consolidated vide Office Memorandum No. 14014/02/2012-Estt.(D) dated 16.01.2013 and as per these instructions 5% of direct recruitment vacancies in a year in Group ‘C’ posts can be filled up by compassionate appointment.
The time limit of three years for making compassionate appointment has been withdrawn vide this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 14014/3/2011-Estt.(D) dated 26.07.2012.
Department of Personnel & Training only lays down the policy of compassionate appointment which is implemented by the Administrative Ministries/Departments while considering the cases of compassionate appointment. The Administrative Ministries/Departments are required to monitor the state of implementation of compassionate appointment under their respective jurisdiction. DoP&T does not have information on specific details on the number of applications under consideration of the Union Government for appointment on compassionate grounds, Ministry-wise/Department-wise.
This information was given today by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha by Shri Narendra Kumar Kashyap.